The ReGYMental Mind(Part 2)

This is an article that was blessed to be in my Gmail inbox for my personal inspection. It is written for the illustrious Burning Spear by our brother, Lion, Khairi Akili. No disclaimer necessary. Please enjoy.   Uhuru Family,   We are nearing the end of “resolution season.” Every year, three-quarters of the people who Read the full article…

The ReGYMental Mind(part 1)

This is an article that was blessed to be in my Gmail inbox for my personal inspection. It is written for the illustrious Burning Spear by our brother, Lion, Khairi Akili. No disclaimer necessary. Please enjoy.   As technology-induced inactivity combines with the chemical and biological warfare of the food industry, we have seen a Read the full article…

Politics of Gatekeeping

Gatekeeping is based around creating a model of what is and what is not appropriate. In our white capitalist, Judeo-Christian, patriarchal imperialist society being rich (specifically the ability to buy without care), whiteness, some kind of Christian, and an adherence to hegemonic interpretations of gender are the models that are deemed as acceptable.   Our Read the full article…

4 Reasons Why America’s Schools Don’t(and probably won’t ever) Work For Us

This is a piece written by B. Sharise Moore for Our Asylum. It is one of those pieces that tends to draw a lot of attention here, so I would like to ask that you keep your debate cordial as defined by Asylum Staff and Owl. Any debate deemed outside of this prescribed cordiality will Read the full article…

More Like Waiting for America(Movie Review: “Waiting For Superman”)

I was alerted earlier this week, or even possibly the last one, that a phenomenal documentary exposing the problem areas of the United States’ educational system was to be released in theaters. I was asked to tune into Oprah, no go there, and I found myself attempting to find more information online. As the movie’s Read the full article…

A Slim Critique of Slim Thug’s Thoughts

It is funny how over time, the same specious arguments find a way to reinvent themselves. During the 1960s Black Power Movement a young white man with ambitions and a destination for a seat in congress constructed a report. It would be historically referred to under his name: the Moynihan Report. In this white man’s Read the full article…

At What Point Does Unity Begin and Freedom End?

I’ve been thinking a lot today about unity. Mainly organizations and working with others. I find that I can work with others to a degree. It is like the minute we start getting too personal then it happens. And in the back of mind I’m playing this video of all the times I’ve had to Read the full article…

Money, Sex, Male Aggression & More Raped Sisters

So much goes through my mind… Personally, I’m getting tired of writing about negative events that occur in the Black Community. I might start writing about family reunions and barbeques. This constant pouring over of heinous acts and just savage behavior can’t be good for my rehabilitation. Where is superpresident when you need him…? Alright. Read the full article…

That “Nigga” Gene…

Interesting enough is the particular identification with the “ghetto”, or “hood”. This internalizing of poverty as an expression of “survivor”, you know(won’t go away without effort, I swear)? There is this sense of achievement of just saying you lived in a particular neighborhood, even if the person is still living there. Many have this need Read the full article…

Ain’t I Black?

I don’t know. I have really grown in so many different directions over the past few years.(Looking at my stomach, seems like in more ways than one. Better start hitting that gym, again.) But jokes aside, I’ve noticed a certain slant in my thinking these days that I’ve called others “sell out” and “elitist” for Read the full article…